By experimenting with form, pattern, and surface manipulation, Robert hopes to surprise people with a sophisticated yet playful approach to making everyday functional objects. Inspired by organic shapes found in nature, the basic structure of his designs is either turned on a lathe, cast or spun (if in metal), hand-shaped or constructed. He makes use of dyes, paints, burning, and carving to add complexity to the designs, all of which induce the kind of visual excitement that tempts people to touch the work. A primary goal of his work has always been to force people to reevaluate their assumptions about the intrinsic artistic value of commonplace items. Truly pieces of art, as well as function. We have 2 styles of this design.